Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Will There Be Riots? Not On Yer Life.


Saudi Arabia to raze Prophet Mohammed’s tomb to build larger mosque
(RT) The key Islamic heritage site, including Prophet Mohammed’s shrine, is to be bulldozed, as Saudi Arabia plans a $ 6 billion expansion of Medina’s holy Masjid an-Nabawi Mosque. However, Muslims remain silent on the possible destruction.

­Work on the Masjid an-Nabawi in Medina, is planned to start as soon as the annual Hajj pilgrimage comes to a close at the end of November.

After the reconstruction, the mosque is expected to become the world’s largest building, with a capacity for 1.6 million people.

And while the need to expand does exist as more pilgrims are flocking to holy sites every year, nothing has been said on how the project will affect the surroundings of the mosque, also historic sites.

Concerns are growing that the expansion of Masjid an-Nabawi will come at the price of three of the world’s oldest mosques nearby, which hold the tombs of Prophet Mohammed and two of his closest companions, Abu Bakr and Umar. The expansion project which will cost 25 billion SAR (more than US $6 billion) reportedly requires razing holy sites, as old as the seventh century. [...]

But to build this tourist attraction the Saudi authorities destroyed the Ottoman era Ajyad Fortress and the hill it stood on.

The Washington-based Gulf Institute estimated that 95 percent of sacred sites and shrines in the two cities have been destroyed in the past twenty years.
Money quote:
The Prophet’s birthplace was turned into a library and the house of his first wife, Khadijah, was replaced with a public toilet block.

Heh, but burn ONE darn Koran.....

1 comment:

  1. That's a great picture, Doodad.

    It's a terrific image of individual pathology. I've seen it any number of places and it's meant to evoke the notion that Jihadis, or followers of political Islam, are just plain loony.

    I'm guessing that our friends in the progressive-left venues would consider it "Islamophobic" but to my mind that would be something akin to considering African-American mockery of white racists as somehow itself racist.

    I would say that after 1,400 years of getting our asses kicked in the Middle East by Arabs and Muslims a little mockery is more than well enough deserved.

    As for the enormous mosque in Mecca, wow, that is some kind of beautiful building! I mean, holy smoke! That thing is awesome. And to think that we are not even allowed to stroll through it merely because we are Jewish.

    One would think that those who allegedly believe in universal human rights might object to such obvious bigotry, but they don't.

    And thus they give away the lie that resides at the very heart of their entire political movement.